Indoor Gym Activities For the Winter

January 31, 2017

When it comes to the winter months, it’s no surprise PE teachers can sometimes have a hard time coming up with new and creative games for students to play inside the gym. Whether it’s raining, snowing or just too cold to go outside, here are a few games that will get kids up and moving inside.

Indoor Soccer: All you need are two goals (or a taped off box on the wall) and a soccer ball, and you’ve got a match. Indoor soccer for the most part follows the rules of regular soccer, except there is no out of bounds. You can bounce the ball off the walls or travel behind the goal.

Knockout: Organizing a game of basketball can be hard if not everyone knows the rules of the game or how to play. Instead, take the best elements of the sport and create your own fast-paced game of knockout. Divide the class into two and place them in straight lines facing the basket, with the first person in each line holding a basketball. The object of the game is to shoot your ball into the hoop before the person next to you, if you do – they’re knocked out!

Spikeball®: If you don’t have the equipment for volleyball, spikeball is a great alternative.The game is played 2 on 2 and the object is to spike the ball on the net below and past your opponent. But unlike volleyball, there are no sides or boundaries and students can run around the entire net.

Field Day: Remember in elementary school when the best day of the year was field day! Recreate some of the best games, like:

  • The three legged race: Divide the class into teams of two and tie one person’s left and one person’s right leg together. On your mark, get set, go!
  • The balloon pop: Divide everyone into groups of two, three or four (depending on how big the class is) and give every student one inflated balloon. Students have to run to a chair on the opposite side of the gym, pop the balloon and run back to the next person in line. The first team to pop all of their balloons wins!
  • The hula hoop pass through: Break students up into small groups of no more than 10. Have each student join hands after a hula hoop is placed between two people. The object of the game is to pass your entire body through the hoop without letting go of the person next to you.

 

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